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Dad put a nail through the water pipe - no leak!

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  1. weltjew6

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    Many moons ago my dad & I refurbished a small terraced house. It wasn't until some time after lifting some floor boards, that an adjacent nailed floor board could be seen to be cleverly pined to a central heating 15mm copper pipe! It was an old fashioned floor board nail- wedge shaped. It had gone straight through and not leaked.

    The moto being - put pipes though the middle of joists and not just under floor boards.. :)
     
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    and when you pull the nail out :oops: :cry:
     
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    Many years ago I rewired my in laws house. Putting the last few boards down I had one with 3 holes across one end and 1 screw left. :confused:

    Tried screwing it in but it wouldn't go so gave it a gentle tap with the hammer and then screwed it down tight. Sitting there with a can of booze and a fag when he says,
    "Can you smell gas?"
    "Eh, yes."
    On hands and knees, still with fag in my mouth, we go sniffing.
    I'd only gone and screwed the last board down through a 22mm gas pipe feeding the central heating!
    Put my fag out quick and lifted the board to find a nice neat hole through the pipe. Knocks the gas off and he gets a galvanised clout nail, blowtorch and multi-core solder. Trimmed the nail down to about 1/4" long pops it in the hole and solders it in place. To my knowledge it is still there to this day!
     
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    LOL "BANG" :eek:
     
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    I was young and niave, honest! :eek:
    About 35 years ago actually.
     
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    so the fags havent done for you yet! ;) :cry:
     
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    I would like to see that.... :confused:
     
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    Putting a small steel plate over them would have helped ...
     
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    Not yet, ;)
     
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    the nail will eventually rust and then

    drip. drip drip

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Yep, that's what an independent plumber told us about our new build, the amount of cases he has had a few years after the initial warranty runs out on new builds is scary!

    Also the fact that new builds don't have floor boards which can be easily lift to check, they are glued chip board which is a nightmare, worst case he had was to find the source of a leak, and after cutting over 15 holes he found the leak on the opposite side of the house on another floor!
     
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    say to the plumber shh listen call him across when he switches the water on in the new house for the first time me kneelin down and between ma teeth just a slight hissing noise ****s himsell every time lol
    had a few knocks on the head cause of it lol

    another one is when the sparky is wirin up the mains board creep up behind him an go BANG!!!

    AGAIN HARD HATS BECOME USFULL
     
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    Yeah that'll be really funny when you make him jump and he touches a live part and dies as a result of your immaturity.

    You'd need more than a hard hat if you did it to me :rolleyes:
     
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    your too serious

    was just making light l have never done that but it is funny lol

    a sparky actually did that to me when l was wiring l plug up an l shat masell even though it wasnae plugged in lol

    why do folk take things so littoral these days the funs all gone out o the job

    another on we did on building sites was to drop a bit o plumbers felt oot the windas an shout oya just afore it landed on there heads when they look up **** there sell
    too many folk like you wi no sense o humour



    click the picture here for some true glasga humour
    an l await the backlash of your health an saftey statments to come lol

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